A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved him, left him, or lost him over sixty years; and of the equally remarkable old manor house that saw and heard it all happen. From his first unsettling encounter as a very young man in 1925 to an unexpected reunion late in life, Anthony Spates' romantic progress is charted in this hilarious and gently touching comedy. The fireworks, love, and loss come at the funniest moments in this brand new classic Ayckbourn comedy.
The Stephen Joseph Theatre (SJT) is located on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast and has a proud history of producing exciting, inspiring,
world-class new writing since 1955. As well as producing the world premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn’s 80-plus plays, they have
produced new writing by playwrights including Tim Firth, Vanessa Brooks, Torben Betts, Fiona Evans, Vicky Ireland, Dawn King, Stephen
Mallatratt, and Claudine Toutoungi.
The SJT has also toured plays to over 45 UK and international venues and are delighted to be returning for their seventh visit to 59E59
Theaters. Under the new leadership team of Steve Freeman and Paul Robinson, the SJT is building on this rich legacy of delighting
local audiences whilst remaining nationally and internationally recognised for the highest quality drama.
Read more at: https://www.sjt.uk.com/
"The play charts with delicacy, verve, and wit the life of an ordinary man across 60 years." - The Stage
"Tear-inducingly tender" - The New York Times
"Ingenious, mischievous... bravura performances" - The Reviews Hub